Business plan competitions sprung up rapidly in the last 10-15 years to boost the Start-Up Culture. However what’s different about events like The Social Entrepreneurship Challenge – 2017 is that they offer a much-needed platform for the young and passion-driven social entrepreneurs to put their ideas to test as first step towards their career in social entrepreneurship.
In this second installment of the Series we explore how Goonj and Jimani Collections are blending clothing with sustainable impact. Goonj is imbibing the spirit of ‘Cloth is Currency and Dignity’ while Jimani has made their women employees their strongest quality.
Non-fiction short filmmaking is a relatively under-utilised and under-explored instrument of bringing about social change. However it can be a powerful tool for achieving multiple objectives for social entrepreneurs, incubators and investors alike.
Self Help Groups or SHGs have been working as vehicles of economic self sustenance and socio-cultural empowerment of poor and low income groups, especially rural women over last three decades. In the emerging scenario of a For-Profit Social Enterprise, SHGs may prove to be important and useful partners in building inclusive yet profitable ventures to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable solutions.
We want to paint a picture of how social enterprises in India brand themselves. It is for this endeavour that we seek your cooperation. If you are a social entrepreneur OR a professional employed in such an enterprise OR someone at a position of responsibility in a Nonprofit then please respond to our survey.
What are the academic avenues to gain the knowledge and expertise required to start a Social Enterprise? Leading academic institutions and organizations that support social entrepreneurship run courses and workshops to condition the aspirants for bringing about a positive change. A snapshot.
‘Social Entrepreneurship is Social Work – True? or False?’ Social Entrepreneurship as a concept is still not well understood by many. Here are some popular myths and the truths behind them.
Social Entrepreneurship is the next step in Innovation. But the journey from being an innovator to a social entrepreneur is not all that easy. Understanding the challenges on the way can make you an effective entrepreneur.
One can either be fully sustainable or fully commercial. For-profit social entrepreneurs always face this dilemma of profit against purpose. Understanding 3 key areas where sustainability and profits conflict and why.
A little more than 48% of rural population in India are women, who constitute 30.8 per cent of the rural work force. 71 per cent of women in this work force work as agricultural labourers, besides all of them providing food, water, feed, fodder, fibre and fuel, child care, elderly care along with complex multiple household chores, Yet they do not feature as economically productive in India’s socio-economic ecosystem and are deprived of all rights to education, property, life supporting resource and right to make life decisions. This International Day of rural women, we question, why?